I've been pleasantly surprised by the quality of the submissions. So far, we've only bought one out of 40 we've read, but there have been several that came close. In brief:
42 submissions (1-5 October)
12 rejected but we specifically requested to see more of the writer's work
2 rejected, but we'll reconsider a rewrite if submitted
1 held for consideration
So, we're pretty happy. Not only that, but the story we accepted is from one of our favorites - the wonderful Mari Ness; it'll run in January and be in the first Patreon-only e-book.
We'll post more statistics after the first month or so, including estimated gender balance, fantasy/SF ratio, average length, etc.